Alef Custom Packaging can incorporate your existing art and/or designs for your packaging. Our submission guidelines are as follows:
We accept files on 3.5″ disk, CD Rom (Mac OR PC) and DVD-ROM, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or even by fax/mail when you have a hard copy.
When sending your art please include your name, the name of your company and a number where you can be reached.
IMPORTANT FILE FORMAT INFORMATION
We prefer files set up in Adobe Illustrator (vector format). Besides Illustrator (version CS2 or lower) the following program files may work:
Artwork including text should include font suitcase (Mac or PC) OR convert all type to outlines/paths/curves. We have over 1,000 different fonts and it will speed up your project if you provide us with text converted to outlines.
IMPORTANT NOTICE – Any jobs involving screens, half-tones or four color process are subject to art department review and may need changes to be adapted for flexographic printing (which is vastly different from normal 4 color process/offset printing!) We will let you know if any changes are needed and will provide a proof for your approval before proceeding.
TRAPPING INFO – In flexographic printing, adjacent ink colors are required to overlap slightly. This overlap is called a “TRAP”. We recommend a 1/16″ MANUAL TRAP. Do not use the automatic trap feature from your program, as it does not suit flexographic processes. If you do not know what a trap is, do NOT attempt it. Please allow us to correctly do it for you. Again, this service is provided as a courtesy, free of charge.
- Freehand 9.0
- Corel Draw files SAVED AS “AI 7.0” FILE ONLY
- QuarkXPress 5.0
- Adobe InDesign
- PageMaker 6.5
- Editable .EPS or .PDF
- TIFF, JPEG and GIF (at least 300 dpi at full size)
Contact an Alef Custom Packaging specialist to learn more about our art services, wide selection of plastic bags or other packaging solutions.